Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jan. 30: Nothing Like an Excellent Book!

Cutting for Stone Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. I know I'm behind the wave of popularity, but after buying the book for Ann for Christmas, I saw it for 50 cents at the library book sale, so I bought it and then started in--and I was hooked after one page. I have NO idea what makes it such a compelling read except that it is a warm, large, moving, human, encompassing novel that is extremely well written. Verghese's writing reminds of Dickens's--WOW.

My one confusion is the actual quotation from the Oath: what does "I shall not cut for stone" actually mean?

What a wonderful book. I have multiple pages marked. . . WOW!

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